Our workshop season got off to an exciting start today with a craft and science workshop, where visiting children built their own Krakatoa then created an eruption! Well done to all those who participated it was great fun!
We would like to welcome Lord Anson to the Museum (on loan from the National Portrait Gallery). Join us from February 18th to view this wonderful portrait and to find out more about Anson's incredible adventures!
Call in to the Captain Cook Memorial Museum on Friday 18th November when Caedmon College Whitby pupils will be taking over the museum for a day!
Come down between 12.00 and 3.00 pm for a free visit and a guided tour
To Clara, aged 9, from Germany who won our October half term 'How Many Eyes?' competition. There were 983 eyes in framed pictures in the museum and Clara counted 982 which is fantastic! Well done Clara
Well done to all who came along last week to the painting workshop to make some unusual eye jewellery. We all made spooky, surreal-looking eyes inspired by C18th 'eye miniature' jewellery. Thanks to Rachael Boddington of Glittermoth Factory for hosting this event.
Dr. Kaeppler ,THE world expert on objects brought back on the Cook voyages, gave a fascinating talk on 23rd October at the Museum. The talk was on ‘Tabu and Mana: their interpretation by Cook and his artists’. She explained that Mana, or the spiritual strength of a high-ranking individual, was protected by tabu, or numerous taboos and prohibitions. To start with, Cook and his companions did not understand the taboo system. In later voyages however they were much more aware that some things could not be touched, or occasions when they were not allowed to be present.
Due to great popularity, Adrienne Kaeppler will now be giving another talk at 11am as well as the originally planned 12pm.
If you would like to hear this talk, please contact the museum today (saturday) or come along tomorrow for 11am.